Coronavirus, Divorce and Family Law:

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Higdon Hardy & Zuflacht is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our family law clients. At the same time, we are following best practices to protect the health of our employees and our clients. To read more please Click Here

All our employees understand that they should not be working if they are sick, and in particular, that they should not be at our office while sick.

To further protect our employees and our clients we are encouraging meetings by phone, Zoom, Skype or similar means. We have represented clients from out of state and out of the country in this manner for many years. Our clients often prefer this to traveling to our office.

We are also working with the divorce and civil courts, as well as opposing counsel, to arrange court appearances, settlement conferences, and other litigation events remotely whenever possible.

To further protect the health of all concerned, all our attorneys and staff have the technology and capability to work on cases and with clients from home as well as at the office. Your phone calls will be returned. Your emails will be answered. Your case deadlines will be met.

The days ahead may be a challenge. We do not yet know the extent to which particular courts will curtail trials or even the extent to which HHZ will have clients and other guests come to our office. We will continue to work to take care of our clients’ cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.

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Pets and divorce

There are many different roles that pets could end up playing when a person gets divorced.

One such role is a stress-relief role. A divorce can create a great deal of stress for a person. Being overly stressed can be bad for a person in an emotional, mental and even physical sense. Thus, finding good methods of stress relief can be very important when going through a divorce. Some individuals find pets to be helpful when it comes to dealing with divorce-related stress. Research indicates that having a pet may in fact have stress reduction effects.

How much do you think having pets can help with divorce-related stress? What do you think are some of the best stress relief options for people who are going through a divorce here in Texas?

A pet can also sometimes end up having a more direct role when it comes to a divorce. Specifically, a pet can sometimes end up being one of the divorce issues that arises between a pair of divorcing individuals. When a divorcing couple got a pet during their marriage, one of the things the couple will generally need to determine now that they are getting divorced is who gets the pet moving forward. Sometimes, divorcing parties quickly come to an agreement on this type of matter. Other times though, divorcing parties with pets end up getting into a dispute when it comes to what will happen with the pets. As with many divorce issues, pet-related divorce disputes can end up being quite complicated. Pet-related divorce issues are among the divorce issues family law attorneys can help Texas divorcing individuals with.

Source: The Huffington Post, “How Pets Help Heal a Broken Heart After Divorce,” Kristen Levine, April 22, 2015

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